"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." - Corrie Ten Boom

Monday, January 30, 2012

New York

This weekend, we took a *quick* trip to visit my brother and his family in New York. They are truly some of the most amazing people that I know, and I'm very proud of them.

 The girls wanted their picture taken for Grammie in front of the Yarn Shop.

 We took a short trip into the city. It was really special for me to watch my kids see Times Square for the first time!

 We also stopped by West Point. The kids were thrilled to see this wonderful place where both of their uncles went to school, and where John is now teaching.

 I figured I could trust a stranger at West Point who offered to take our picture! Good thing I was right :)

 This is the new library (for Michael to see).

 Taps started playing just as we were getting in the car to leave, and everyone froze (except of course for me, who started taking pictures...)

I'm so thankful for the way my brother and his wife are so devoted to serving their country, and loving each other. I'm also so thankful for the experiences my kids got to enjoy this weekend! We also got to stop and visit with some more of our favorite people on the trip home.. I wish I'd taken my camera out but I was enjoying catching up and holding a sweet baby :) 

Today is also my big brother's birthday! Happy birthday John, love you!


Beth Simmons said...

Great pictures! And I know that second bunch of people you visited sure were happy to see you all :)

Terrie said...

Oh Mary, what wonderful and beautiful pictures! They are so and made me feel like I got a little visit too! How special that you got to be with John for his birthday weekend. Loved seeing his face and his family after quite some time. West Point professor! WOW!
Thank you for sharing!

Childress Family said...

Thank you, Mary. These are amazing. Still relishing the memories of having you dear ones here. (Thanks for fixing her head...wish we could do it in real life. :)

Naomi said...

I don't know why I didn't take out my camera either. I picked it up today for the first time in a while. It was much more fun catching up though :)